This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A., Geneva, N. Y., writes: " We have a good Mareschal Niel Rose in the green-house, four or five years old, which has grown and blossomed freely. On the old wood there has appeared at a foot from the ground, and also in the top (on two-year wood) a " blister." The one at the bottom extends all around the stalk, and is a foot long. The bark is dry, breaks off in cork-like pieces, is rough and ungainly. It has been painted, treated with sulphur paste, etc, but the remedies do not heal it, and the whole bush seems fated. Can we do anything for it?"
[We know of a case of two years' standing; but it has not seemed to injure the vigor of the plant in the least degree - Ed. G. M].